You're Welcome, Universe, by Whitney Gardner

Reviewed by: 
Kristin R.
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ISBN: 9780399551413
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 7th, 2017

Julia is aiming to be recognized in the NYC graffiti scene, so her artwork needs careful planning, stealth and speed. Being deaf makes it even riskier when your art is seen as illegal.
A grand artistic gesture in support of her best friend puts her on the wrong foot with her moms, her friends, and her school(s). I loved this book for its spot-on illustrations (check out the clever chapter headers!) and its smart portrayal of a teen in the d/Deaf community.